||The GSVC is a business plan competition for early-stage (or idea stage) social enterprises and it offers cash prizes, mentorship, training and networking opportunities for top teams.
Please visit gsvc.ku.edu.tr or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the GSVC and the application process.
The Global Social Venture Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, the GSVC culminates each year with the Global Finals and Conference at Berkeley in April, gathering teams from around the world and Bay Area professionals for a day of learning and networking.
GSVC has evolved into a global network supported by an international community of volunteer judges, mentors and student organizers and a partnership of premier business schools in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In 2015, GSVC received 600 entries from nearly 40 countries. Previous years' finalists include Husk Power, Kiva, Revolution Foods, and d.light design. Since its inception in 1999, the GSVC has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to emerging social ventures and has introduced early-stage social venture entrepreneurs to the investment community.
Since 2011, Koç University is an outreach partner for the GSVC. For the GSVC 2016, Koç University will collect and evaluate applications from the applicant teams from Turkey, the Balkans and the MENA region. GSVC @ KU will nominate two teams to join the GSVC Regional Semi-Final Round which will take place at London Business School in February, 2016. Moreover, top three teams from the GSVC @ KU round will be awarded total amount of 5000 TL cash prize.
Application Deadline: December 11th, 2015
For more information; gsvc.ku.edu.tr and www.gsvc.org, follow GSVC on https://www.facebook.com/gsvcku